Five Knights Set Personal Bests to Open East Coast Relays

by Alex Clough

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In the final regular-season meet of the UCF track and field team’s inaugural Big 12 campaign, five Knights set personal bests en route to multiple strong outings at Jax Track at Hodges Stadium.

A pair of Knights notched personal bests in the long jump as four total secured top-30 finishes. Natalia Madison led the way in 12th, securing a 5.86m jump, which was followed by Holly Cassels’ PR performance in 13th with her 5.81m mark.

Freshman Alexis Waller continued to show improvement in her first collegiate campaign and her 5.58m performance in 26th.

In the 200m, I’Asia Wilson continued her strong form to conclude the regular season, as she clocked a 23.42 and placed seventh overall. The senior ran a 23.45 at the Knights Invite and with her performance this evening, moves into the top-15 in the Big 12.

Sophomore Paige Archer has consistently dropped time in her 2024 campaign and tonight, she smashed her personal best with a 23.54 time and 10th-place finish.

In the first of three distance events, Lillian Holtery led a trio of Knights in the 1500m, playing 17th overall with a time of 4:40.57. In 18th-place, Abby Clements set a personal best with an impressive 4:40.79.

Brenna Mullaney concluded day one with a fourth-place finish at 11:03.08, as she continues to garner strong placements and even better times.

The Knights will be back in action tomorrow as a full slate awaits. Y’Vette Harris will commence day two with the javelin throw at 9 a.m.